PROGRAMS & OUTREACH

Over 550 children, youth, and adults walk through the doors each week for activities ranging from Encounter experiences to community organizing to immigration legal services to English classes. Some of these programs are weekly, repeat annually, or are standalone workshops.

Summer Camp team wins award from Nutritional Development Services in 2014.

Education and Empowerment

Adult English Class
Art of Inquiry* –  6th and up
Education Access Group* –  intergenerational
Little Learners League –  3rd-5th graders
Folklore and Culture Club –  6th-8th graders
Youth Voices
Youth Entrepreneurship Project/Kasama
Youth Mural Corps
Youth Researchers*
Green and Growing Summer Camp – K-high school in June/July
Encounter and Urban Immersion experiences
Leadership development for adults and teens
Multicultural Community Garden
PennPal*
Girl Scouts

*= in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education: Reading, Writing, and Literacy

Adult English language learners.

Advocacy and Outreach

Legal Outreach: Know Your Rights, ITIN workshops, family preparedness
Legislative visits and organizing activities with New Sanctuary Movement and PICC
Global solidarity and local action speakers bureau

Panel on Gentrification and Affordable Housing at Temple University featuring Aquinas Center Youth Voices members.
Advocacy visit to Harrisburg.

Accompaniment

Welcoming activities for new arrivals
Mental health counseling and weekly men’s group (Español via La Puerta Abierta)
Parenting and maternal support (Español via Catholic Social Services)’

Airport welcome for refugee family.

 

Cross-cultural immersion trip to Mexico, facilitated by Aquinas Center in 2017.